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If It Were Love

Directed by
Patric Chiha

Status . Completed

Country . France

Original Title . Si c'était de l'Amour

Year . 2020

Language . French, English

Domestic Release . Norte Distribution
(June 22, 2020)

Genre . Dance Documentary

Runtime . 82

BASED ON GISELE
VIENNE'S DANCE
PIECE 'CROWD'

Fifteen young dancers of different origins and horizons are on tour with ‘Crowd’, Gisèle Vienne’s epic dance piece exploring the 90’s rave scene. From theatre to theatre, the work mutates into strange, intimate relationships. Is the stage contaminating real life – or the opposite?

A disturbing journey exploring our nights, our parties, our loves.

DIRECTOR

Patric Chiha is an Austrian director with Hungarian and Lebanese origins. He was born in 1975 in Vienna.


After studying fashion design at ESAA Duperré (Paris) and editing à INSAS (Brussels), he directs several short and medium length films as well as documentaries (HOME, WHERE IS THE HEAD OF THE PRISON?, THE GENTLEMEN) selected in many film festivals.


In 2009, he directs his first feature film, DOMAIN, with Béatrice Dalle, selected at the Venice International Film Festival.


He continues with BOYS LIKE US (2014) and two documentaries: BROTHERS OF THE NIGHT (2016) and IF IT WERE LOVE (2019), both selected at the Berlinale.


He is now working on his new fiction film: THE BEAST IN THE JUNGLE.

CAST & CREW

PRODUCER
Aurora films (Diamond Island, Heaven Sent, Patric Chiha’s films)


DOP

Jordane Chouzenoux (Cannabis - Arte TV Serie & The Night Eats the World)


EDITING

Anna Riche

FESTIVALS AND AWARDS

BERLINALE PANORAMA (TEDDY AWARD FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY)

CPH:DOX

FICUNAM

HOT DOCS

MOLODIST

INDIELISBOA

“A sensational journey, widening our
perception of time, space, movement
and emotion (...), an extremely
powerful work.”

« A dazzling piece, transfixing
and strangely resonant. »
on ‘Crowd’